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Petit, furniture at Maison du Danemark (Paris)


’Petite’ is this year’s theme for the Cabinetmakers’ Autumn Exhibition, which visits Maison du Danemark in Paris from 27th january to 3rd of april  to showcase small, elegant furniture designs. ’Petite’ means small in a graceful way. Elegant in a classic sense and, best of all, sophisticated detailing.


A cornucopia of possibilities, if you ask the designers and manufacturers. The board of the Cabinetmakers’ Autumn Exhibition also found this combination of features exciting when they asked their members to create a petite, self-supporting furniture design with a maximum size of 60 x 60 cm for this year’s presentation of innovative furniture design. This year, the furniture is small, but the creative ideas are as big as ever – some even set new agendas in an attempt to push our technology-infused everyday life in a healthier direction.

This year’s exhibition began its journey at Øregaard Museum in September before it moves south to Paris for the winter. The French theme was inspired by the French architect who designed Øregaard Museum, Joseph- Jacques Rameè, by Maison du Danemark at Champs-Élysées in Paris and by the French word ’petite’.  ‘Petite designs are elegant, re ned and carefully detailed, so the theme was a perfect choice for most of our members, whose work is driven by craftsmanship, both as designers and manufacturers.’


The general theme of the exhibition, ’petite’, is enhanced by Norm.Architects’ exhibition architecture. Mirror podiums in a variety of shapes, tones and constructions serve as the recurring element in the exhibition – enhanced by the natural daylight that oods through the windows of the museum. The mirror podiums also make references to other cultural themes, such as identity and the careful fashioning of a personal image, and the fact that the precise detailing of the furniture is good enough to be checked from below – a detail that Danish furniture makers are known for mastering, and which requires top-notch craftsmanship. Thus, The Cabinetmakers’ Autumn Exhibition 2015 becomes a re ective basis for the association’s 45 petite collaborations between designer and manufacturer, where diligence, care and professional pride meet for mutual inspiration in the homely setting of Maison du Danemark in Paris.


The Cabinetmakers’ Autumn Exhibition (SE) is a non-commercial association of currently 83 furniture manufacturers and designers that renews and enriches Danish furniture culture in an annual event based on collaborative projects. The association’s board handles management and fundraising and de nes the annual thematic exhibition contexts, which vary widely and help drive the projects in new and unforeseen directions. The members of the Cabinetmakers’ Autumn Exhibition team up for the thematic task in pairs based on their own choice or de ned by the board. Each year, new designers are represented, as anyone can apply to take part in the Cabinetmakers’ Autumn Exhibition as a guest designer.



Exhibition from from 27th january to 3rd of april
Opening party 26th january at 7 PM

142 Avenue des Champs Elysées

75008 Paris